ISLAMABAD – Former captain Javed Miandad on Tuesday lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for ignoring senior batsman Younis Khan’s show of dissent during the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament in Faisalabad.
The PCB decided not to take any disciplinary action against Younis after he apologised for quitting the Pakistan Cup national one-day competition after a dispute with match officials. In a statement, the PCB said that Younis had contacted the PCB chairman and apologised for his misconduct during the ongoing Pakistan Cup.
Younis, who is also one of the PCB’s advisors on cricketing affairs, expressed willingness to participate in the remainder of the tournament. Miandad said Pakistan cricket will have to bear the consequences of weak governance from the board officials in the future. “In the past also the authorities turned a blind eye to acts of indiscipline and it was Pakistan cricket that suffered,” the hindu.com quoted him as saying.
Miandad said he was surprised that the board ignored senior batsman Younis’s show of dissent during the Pakistan Cup. “No matter how big a player is, indiscipline could not be tolerated at any cost as it left a bad precedent for the other players.”
He noted this was not the first time that the PCB had ignored acts of indiscipline. He said that to make matters worse, five other Pakistan players were reported to have got into a brawl at a theatre in Faisalabad where they went to watch a dance drama. “What examples are we setting for our younger generation of players,” he said.